Stunner: IRS tells senators ‘it’s in everyone’s interest’ to help illegal’s steal Social Security Numbers

Illegal aliens are stealing Social Security numbers.

What’s worse is the Internal Revenue Service admits they’re actually encouraging them to do it.

Yes, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told Congress this week that his agency is actually assisting illegals in stealing Social Security numbers.

Why, you ask?

Because the IRS truly believes illegal immigrants will use the stolen identities to file income taxes.

The Washington Examiner reports on the stunning admission made during a Senate hearing:

“What we learned is that … the IRS continues to process tax returns with false W-2 information and issue refunds as if they were routine tax returns, and say that’s not really our job,” (Illinois Republican Senator Dan) Coats said. “We also learned the IRS ignores notifications from the Social Security Administration that a name does not match a Social Security number, and you use your own system to determine whether a number is valid.”

Asked to explain those practices, Koskinen replied, “What happens in these situations is someone is using a Social Security number to get a job, but they’re filing their tax return with their [taxpayer identification number].” What that means, he said, is that “they are undocumented aliens … . They’re paying taxes. It’s in everybody’s interest to have them pay the taxes they owe.”

As long as the information is being used only to fraudulently obtain jobs, Koskinen said, rather than to claim false tax returns, the agency has an interest in helping them.

No, that’s not a transcription error.

“…the agency has an interest in helping them.”

The IRS openly admitted they will not prosecute the illegal immigrants who steal Social Security numbers because they believe that the immigrants who enter the United States illegally – then steal someone’s identity – then use that stolen identity to get a job – will then somehow decide they should suddenly obey the laws – and then file and pay income taxes.

15 million Americans have their identities stolen each year.

Last year, 330,000 taxpayers had their information stolen from the IRS.

Worse yet, an alarming 464,000 Social Security numbers were stolen from the IRS by computer hackers this past February alone.

And now we find out that although the IRS has identified these thieves, they refuse to turn them in because they want more tax dollars?

Aiding and abetting identity theft is a crime.

So why isn’t IRS Commissioner John Koskinen in jail?